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New Patient Journey

Welcome to Roots Chiropractic!

New Patients at Roots ChiropracticWe’re excited to bring you the specific and safe chiropractic care you’ve been looking for. When you enter our practice, we hope you’ll feel like a part of our family—because that’s how we aim to treat you! Our office is extremely child friendly—we even have stuffed animals, books, and toys to help make your little one’s visit with us more fun!

Your First Visit

Once your initial appointment has been scheduled, we will send you your intake form to be filled our prior to your visit. Once you get to our office, we’ll spend some time in our consultation room where Dr. Shadley or Dr. Tom will get to know you a little better and discuss what you’re seeking care for. We’ll talk a little bit about what chiropractic care is and how it can benefit the body before beginning our thorough spinal examination.

If we believe that your problem may be more complex and require X-rays, we’ll get you scheduled at a local imaging center and see you back the following day to review your report of findings.

For patients who don’t need X-rays, we can begin care with your first adjustment on this very same day. We’ll happily discuss an ideal care plan and frequency of visits, and give you the chance to ask us any questions that you might have. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your health.

Your Second Visit

For patients who needed to have X-rays taken, we’ll have you back the following day to review those with you in our practice. We’ll point out what the issues seem to be and let you know how chiropractic care can help correct the problem. If you’re in agreement after speaking about your unique care plan, we can move forward with an adjustment on this visit.

Care with us is always gentle and safe, so there’s no need to be nervous. If you have a specific technique or adjustment style that you prefer, please let us know. We want you to be as comfortable as possible in our care!

Regular Care

When patients begin care with us, many of them ask if they’ll need to come forever. At Roots Chiropractic, we want you to know that we’ll never force you to visit us or do something that you aren’t comfortable with. In many cases, after a patient is feeling better following a period of ongoing adjustments, they return for care occasionally to maintain their spinal health.

A good way to think about it is like visiting the dentist—you keep up with your teeth cleanings for preventative health and to catch a problem before it becomes too big. The same can be said for maintenance chiropractic visits.

Your Next Step

If you’re considering chiropractic care for yourself or a loved one, we’d love to talk with you about how we can help. Contact our practice today to get started—we are open late several days each week to better accommodate our patient’s needs.


New Patient Center | (412) 502-2297